I am a Christian, though I am not a member of any specific church or denomination. I believe in God and in Jesus Christ and have no problem saying such. What I do have a problem with is someone trying to run my life and dictate to me what I should do in a given situation. I'm not talking about doing anything wrong or illegal. What I am saying is someone trying to tell me that a violent response to a violent attack is morally wrong. BS! Jesus didn't seem to think so...why should I.
The way I look at it is simple. Forgiveness is God's purvue, not mine. Turning the other cheek only works in movies.